Chorionic Villi of the Placenta

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Picture of chorionic villi of the placenta

Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Chorionic villi are tiny, finger-shaped growths found in the placenta. The genetic material in chorionic villus cells is the same as what is in fetal cells.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics